Anti-Phone No Phone Bitches

  • ElviBarragan

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    Sep 16, 2013 12:33 AM GMT
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    Everyone that I know seems to have a tunnel view with a phone in eye sight, now I've be anti-phone for a while now and the general population thinks I've gone MAD . It's just not something I need , what do you guys sayicon_question.gif


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    Sep 16, 2013 12:41 AM GMT
    I'm not totally anti-phone. But I approve of this..

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  • ElviBarragan

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    Sep 16, 2013 12:44 AM GMT
    xrichx saidI approve of this..




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    Sep 16, 2013 12:46 AM GMT
    We're on the same page, I haven't had a phone for the past year. Not that I'm against phones or anything, I just don't see it necessary.
  • ElviBarragan

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    Sep 16, 2013 12:49 AM GMT
    Slim2010 said don't see it necessary.



    See that's what I've been talking about, where have you been all my life icon_lol.gif
  • neosyllogy

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    Sep 16, 2013 12:51 AM GMT
    I respect where you (and many of similar mind) are coming from, but honestly I think you're all unwittingly self-obsessed.

    The complaint is that people aren't being "present" when on their phones/internet/etc. But they ARE PRESENT they're just not interacting with YOU.

    We can now project our presence across the world all at once and share ideas across time and space living and contributing to dozens of communities at once. Yes, that means that we spend less time with whomever happens to be physically sitting next to us.

    So what? What, other than tradition, makes your physical presence more worth my attention than global news, my best friend's wedding, my parent's medical issues, or my acquaintances art exhibit?

    I say anti-phone traditionalists need to drop their ego and accept that they don't automatically deserve anyone's attention.
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    Sep 16, 2013 12:53 AM GMT
    I've never unplugged my land line. icon_surprised.gif
    And my cellie stays in my pocket 'til somebody calls/texts me, or me them. Mostly that's only when it's time to meet somewhere and we're touching base about it. No "apps" for me!

    The other day a next-door neighbor walked right past me while I was on my front porch. He was so "glued" to his frickin' phone he was oblivious. So I waited until he switched the phone to another hand to unlock his door. "Whew! You can pry it loose! Just checking!"
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    Sep 16, 2013 12:54 AM GMT
    Does this mean that if you're in a car accident without a phone, you don't want anyone with a phone to stop either, to call for help?

    Or does your philosophical approach assume others will pick up the slack for you? And that you're not going to render help to others in an emergency when they're incapacitated?
  • ElviBarragan

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    Sep 16, 2013 12:58 AM GMT
    neosyllogy saidmore worth my attention than global news, my best friend's wedding, my parent's medical issues, or my acquaintances art exhibit?



    To that note if it where that important you would be at that weeding or taking your parents to get medical attention then rather on your phone.

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  • Timbales

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    Sep 16, 2013 1:02 AM GMT
    Just because one can now be on the phone at all times doesn't mean one must be on the phone at all times.
  • ElviBarragan

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    Sep 16, 2013 1:02 AM GMT
    QUOTE AUTHOR GOES HEREART_DECO said


    Help was around when there weren't any phone around , how did they survive there cave lifestyle ... Hmm
  • neosyllogy

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    Sep 16, 2013 1:03 AM GMT
    ElviBarragan said
    neosyllogy saidmore worth my attention than global news, my best friend's wedding, my parent's medical issues, or my acquaintances art exhibit?



    To that note if it where that important you would be at that weeding or taking your parents to get medical attention then rather on your phone.

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    icon_smile.gif No. Unless you live in a small town along with all your friends and family.
    Most of us have friends, family, business contacts, and other interests that are spread across the country or globe all of whom are doing things we care about more or less simultaneously.

    That's the beauty of being online. We're no longer forced to remove people or things we care about from our lives because they are distant. The phone -- and what it represents -- is enriching.

    But, if you have a small group of friends and interests that you can be in very regular physical contact with more power to you. Me? My presence is with a hundred people even if my body is confined to a few at a time.
  • ElviBarragan

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    Sep 16, 2013 1:06 AM GMT
    neosyllogy

    I really like that you end with a positive note icon_wink.gif
  • Webster666

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    Sep 16, 2013 1:07 AM GMT
    I don't understand the telephone addiction.
    And, it seems to have happened, overnight, with almost everybody walking around with a telephone stuck to their hand or their face.

    I rarely use a telephone.
    And, I certainly don't need it with me when I leave the house.

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    Sep 16, 2013 1:08 AM GMT
    ElviBarragan said
    QUOTE AUTHOR GOES HEREART_DECO said

    Help was around when there weren't any phone around , how did they survive there cave lifestyle ... Hmm

    They didn't - they died. And I was talking car crashes, not living in caves.
  • ElviBarragan

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    Sep 16, 2013 1:10 AM GMT
    Webster666 said I certainly don't need it with me when I leave the house.




    I've had so many friends crash into many objects walking and not looking at there surroundings BAHAHA
  • ElviBarragan

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    Sep 16, 2013 1:12 AM GMT
    ART_DECO said

    They didn't - they died.





    I just DIED laughing icon_lol.gif
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    Sep 16, 2013 1:14 AM GMT
    ElviBarragan said
    ART_DECO said

    They didn't - they died.

    I just DIED laughing icon_lol.gif

    You should have, it was meant to mock your irrational and nonsensical logic.

    Comparing living in caves to the modern world is not the same condition. A cell phone is a lifeline. How much we allow incoming calls to intrude on our lives is our business, and our fault if they do, not the fault of the phone itself.

    And those who fear becoming slaves to a cell phone are really admitting they're slaves to their own lack of will power.
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    Sep 16, 2013 1:17 AM GMT
    i get your point, but they can be a necessity. I haven't had a land line for years. Just a cel..and a 2nd for work. (not by choice)
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    Sep 16, 2013 1:22 AM GMT
    Yeah, this thread got weird. OP appears to be some type of luddite, yet he's using the internet. icon_confused.gif
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    Sep 16, 2013 1:27 AM GMT
    xrichx saidYeah, this thread got weird. OP appears to be some type of luddite, yet he's using the internet. icon_confused.gif

    Yes, a technology Luddite expounding his theories by using the Internet is more than a little ironic. He should stick to landline telephones and letters to the editor.
  • ElviBarragan

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    Sep 16, 2013 1:35 AM GMT
    Divas step down , having a phone even to take a shit is not the same as using the internet to educate one self with knowledge it not the same as know the latest trend in Jordans that are being released .

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    Sep 16, 2013 2:08 AM GMT
    This thread has inspired me to buy a new smartphone.
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    Sep 16, 2013 2:32 AM GMT
    If only we could get people to be as fanatic about abolishing TV from their lives.

    Cell phones are merely annoying. TV is damaging our society.
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    Sep 16, 2013 2:41 AM GMT
    Sure, a smartphone has a lot of features and makes regular tasks more convenient, but people should know where to draw the line. It's one thing if the demands of your job require you to have a phone, but it's another thing when you become so dependent on it that you lose the ability to function normally.

    The idea that the person next to you is less worthy of your presence than people at a distance is ridiculous. Unless it's an emergency, there is absolutely no reason for you to be paying more attention to what's going on through your phone than what's going on around you.